Status quo budget offered

By Kelly Ducote, The Observer May 12, 2014 01:41 pm

The La Grande Budget Committee will hear presentations on proposed budgets for the upcoming fiscal year beginning tonight.

Budgets for the Urban Renewal District, general and enterprise funds are largely unchanged from this year as they are currently proposed.

A nearly $5 million budget is proposed for the URD, with a slight shift in focus. The Urban Renewal Agency earlier this year requested a more proactive approach for retail attraction downtown and to filling the La Grande Business and Technology Park. 

Budget hearings begin at 6 p.m. tonight in the community room at Cook Memorial Library. Tonight's meeting will start with the Urban Renewal District with the budget committee picking up with the general and enterprise funds Tuesday night.